I am so excited to join Material Girls as the resident New York Interior Designer! I thought a great first post would be to give you one of the many reasons why I love NY (at least most of the time). Just yesterday a friend emailed me a “Best of Craigslist” post she came across about a 60 year-old woman who wants to rent out her bathroom. That’s right, her bathroom! Here’s a clip: “My bathroom is large. You can easily put a twin air mattress in there. I only ask that when I need to use the bathroom, you or your air mattress are not in it. This might seem a bit odd but please remember the rent is $400 and the bathroom is large.”
My friend and I both agreed that a lot of people make these things up but we would never put it past a New Yorker to be willing to pay $400 a month to live in a Manhattan bathroom! As an Interior Designer I have to give credit were credit is do, we New Yorkers can turn any space into a living space!
Kristan Cunningham recently did an amazing apartment makeover for a couple that lives in a 290 sq.ft. Studio.
Check out the video on Rachael Ray’s website.
Domino always has great spreads on well-designed small spaces; here are a few of my favorites:
Rashida Jones’ 400 sq.ft. Studio
I think what drew me to this was the bright accents in an otherwise light space. It’s the quintessential single NY gal’s apartment!
Tori Mellott’s 450 sq.ft. Apartment.
I love how she paired the neutral palette with black accents. And although she has a lot in the space it doesn’t feel overcrowded or cluttered.
And one of my all time favorites, which brings hope to all NY women living in a one-bedroom and wanting a baby (eventually!). This nursery was birthed out of a Domino staffer’s walk-in closet:
Now if I only had a walk-in closet!!